The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) is accepting applications for the Botstiber Fellowship in Austrian-American Studies. The fellowship will be awarded to a scholar or professional who seeks funds for a project that promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria) in the fields of history, politics, economics, law and cultural studies. A grant of up to $30,000 will be considered for support for salary, travel, or other necessary expenses. Fellowship recipients are encouraged to submit all articles and/or working papers that are produced through the use of the fellowship to the Institute to be considered for publication in the Institute’s new Journal of Austrian American Studies.
Fellowship applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications in July 2016. Fellowships will be distributed on or before September 1, 2017 with the fellowship award period beginning on September 1, 2017 and ending on August 31, 2018. A final report will be due within ninety days after the completion date of the award period.
A fellowship proposal shall consist of a one-page summary, a Statement of Plans and all required supporting information.
This should provide the following:
Title of Project
Name of the applicant
Country of citizenship
Position and Institution (if applicable)
Current and Permanent Mailing address
Current and Permanent Email address
Project synopsis (not to exceed 100 words)
A statement about how this project promotes an understanding of the historical relationship between Austria and the United States (not to exceed 100 words)
Amount of money requested (in dollars)
Amount of sabbatical pay, paid leave of absence or other sources of financial support expected during the fellowship period
Proposed start date and end date of project
The result or the final product that the applicant is working toward during the grant period (not to exceed 25 words)
A statement about where the applicant learned of the Botstiber Fellowship.
In no more than three, single-spaced pages, please submit a Statement of Plans for the period for which the fellowship is requested. The applicant should describe the intellectual significance of the proposed project pertaining to Austrian-American studies, including its value to scholars and/or general audiences. The applicant should describe the intended audience and the intended results of the project. The applicant should explain how the results will be disseminated and why such means are appropriate to the subject matter and audience.
A budget for the fellowship term (in dollars; not to exceed one page)
A CV for the applicant, showing current and past positions, education, awards, honors, publications and other relevant professional activities and accomplishments (not to exceed 3 pages)
A bibliography (not to exceed 3 pages)
A description of all current support and pending grant and/or fellowship applications related to this project. State the title of the grant or fellowship, source, period covered, amount and expected notification date. If no other funding for this project is expected or sought, please state this.
Reference letters (optional; not to exceed 2 pages per reference letter)
Proposals must be in English. The entire proposal should not exceed 14 pages. Font size should be no smaller than 11. Applications may be submitted by mail or email to the address set forth below on or before March 31, 2017. Late proposals will not be considered. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact:
Valerie Arapis, Deputy Administrator